Network Architect

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) - Oak Brook, IL

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $140,000 a year
Network Architect – VMware virtualization

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), an award-winning public pension fund, is offering a great opportunity for the right person who has excellent VMware technical experience and communications skills.

IMRF is seeking a Network Architect who will be responsible for the highly reliable virtualized infrastructure that supports our mission critical business systems. This position will join an existing team of twenty technology staff and will report to the Technology Infrastructure Manager.

IMRF has an enterprise-wide modernization initiative in progress, which will completely replace our current applications with Line of Business, CRM, ECM, and BI applications integrated in a flexible Service Oriented Architecture. Key technology platform components of the new solution include VMware, SQL Server, Windows Server, .NET, Cisco networking, enterprise SAN, and Avaya VOIP.

Our technology efforts support IMRF’s vision of providing the highest quality retirement services to our members, their beneficiaries and employers. The successful candidate will enjoy the challenge of joining the infrastructure team that is critical to achieving that vision.

The Network Architect - VMware Virtualization Analyst is directly responsible for the VMware engineering and operations of an enterprise wide 24*7 virtualized server environment. You will resolve complex issues related to infrastructure performance, capacity, and availability. Provide engineering solutions as well as drive infrastructure design implementation standards. To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

Perform VMware administration allocating space, security and monitoring usage, load balancing, backup & restore, documentation, capacity planning

Monitor and manage VMware network / server security and performance

Troubleshoot and resolve Help Desk issues that are particularly virtualization and end to end network-related including network connectivity

Review, research and resolve issues, event issues and vulnerabilities reported about VMware guests and other network devices

Provide security analysis and reports as needed

Install, configure and support Windows Server guests

Install, support and upgradeserver-based application software such as Exchange & SQL Server, Windows server clusters

Perform DNS maintenance

Perform SAN administration allocating space and monitoring usage

Assist development team in code deployments

DR site VMware maintenance and updating

Manage and maintain the patch management of all virtual hosts

Weeknight and Weekend work is performed as an overtime function

Perform duties of other Network Architects or other Senior Network Services Analysts as needed


AA required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Three years’ experience in VMware
5+ years of experience in IT support and networking

Preferred Certifications:
VCP – Vmware Certified Professional

IMRF, an award winning pension fund serving employees of municipalities across Illinois, is located in Oak Brook, IL. We offer an outstanding work environment, excellent benefits, and a 35 hour full-time M-F work week. If you would like to apply, visit our website at to submit your resume.